Summer is upon us, and you know what that means… it’s free outdoor concert season! We’ve got over 100 listings of free concerts in Long Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Lakewood, Bellflower, and more. You could probably go to a free show almost every night this summer.
A free outdoor concert is a vital part of any No Bummer Summer, if you’re looking for free Summer movies, we’ve got that list too!. Want to save a graphic of these upcoming concerts? Tap that image there and save it to your phone. Plus, you can add them all to your Google Calendar right here.
Happy #nobummersummer, fellow parents!
Here are a few upcoming, but you can browse over 100 more free concerts this summer via our listings page.
But do you have your Summer outdoor concert survival kit ready? Sure, blankets and snacks are fine, but we’ve got this concert in the park stuff down to a science.
A collapsible wagon.
This is what makes the magic happen. Your home might be walking distance to a concert in the park, but even if it’s not parking often can be tough at these events. This collapsible wagon is perfect for hauling all your stuff (and grumpy three-year olds too)!
Lots of these concerts take place right around a kiddo’s dinnertime so you can load up on the snacks or even pick up a small to-go dinner from somewhere. I think my plan this Summer will be to pick up a packaged sandwich or salad type thing at Whole Foods 365 and be on our way.
For the kids get some water or juice or whatevs to keep them busy. For the grown-ups, alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed in most parks, but for venues that allow or to enjoy beforehand we can’t recommend those little Simpler Wines cans from Trader Joe’s enough. It’s $3.99 for a 4-pack and they are life-changing.
If you’re not familiar with Steelcraft, they call themselves an “outdoor urban eatery,” entire built with repurposed shipping containers. They have consistent programming of live music, shopping pop-ups, and even have played host to LB Littles events.
We’ve always been big fans of the fair, and for us the OC Fair is a bit easier to get to than the LA Fair in Pomona. Good news: the OC Fair is open and will be running every Wednesday–Sunday until August 12th with the theme “Free Your Inner Farmer.”
It’s no surprise that a kid-friendly brand has popped up for the month of July in one of the two retail spaces at The Hangar. If you’re not familiar with Youth Independent Party (YIP), you’re missing out.